|A small corn patch grows in a raised bed between strawberries and squash and beans|
The expectation for corn-growers is that the corn will be "knee-high by the 4th of July." I failed to take a photo of my corn patch on the 4th, but the above photo was taken on the 30 of June. While I'm still waiting for corn harvest time, I am thankful (1) that I've been able to harvest other crops. We've enjoyed lettuce, radishes, basil, strawberries, yellow summer squash, yellow wax beans, beets and turnips so far, and more crops are gearing up. (And suddenly, writing that sentence made me think of the movie, SecondHand Lions.)
Long story, but John and I have a travel trailer we are getting ready to sell. I'm thankful (2) for the internet that provides endless how-to information, as well as (3) recommendations for companies that can be hired to do the work we don't want to tackle ourselves.
I'm also thankful (4) for a washer and dryer. It's so nice to be able to throw dirty items in, and voila! they come out clean.
While I am thankful for the dryer, I'm also thankful (5) for sunshine and fresh air, which does a great job, especially with larger items that don't fit well in the machine.
I'm thankful (6) that the sunshine helped the wildflowers grow. I have bachelor buttons, coneflowers, and sunflowers that are in various stages of blooming.
In addition to the wildflowers, the mostly-weeds lawn on the hill has grown up, and I'm thankful (7) that the baby quail are confident enough to venture out, hidden by the foliage. It's hard to catch a glimpse of them, but they are such cute little puffballs!
My friend and I still walk outside several mornings a week (practicing social distancing, of course), and I'm thankful (8) for her friendship.
I'm thankful (9) for my children, who bring so much joy into my life.
I'm thankful (10) for John, who, among his many talents, is a great trailer-fixer-upper.
How is your summer going? Are you gardening? Tackling a big project? Or just enjoying the fresh air? Whatever you are doing, take time to be thankful! Feel free to link up your own Ten Things of Thankful post!
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